How much does a Chef make in the United States? The average Chef salary in the United States is $49,126 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $39,998 and $61,301. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Snowshoe Mountain Resort - Roanoke , VA
The goal of the Sous Chef is to manage a specific department and work with the Executive Chef and/or Executive Sous Chef to create, implement and maintain quality standards. In some instances the ...
Alterra Programmatic - Today
The Pastry Sous Chef is a passionate leader and role model who is engaged, self-motivated and able to excel under pressure in a constantly evolving environment. A talented Culinarian with the ...
Goodwin Hospitality - 7 days ago
Goodwin Recruiting - Arlington , VA
We are searching for a Corporate (Multi-Unit) Sous Chef to be based in either DC or Northern Virginia . Our concept is well-loved, and we are growing! Successful Executive Chefs with a history of ...
Goodwin Hospitality - 44 days ago
Gecko Hospitality - Norfolk , VA
Executive Chef Catering - Contract foodservice Are you an Executive Chef passionate about your culinary skills? Our Company is searching for a Professional Executive Chef to lead a polished culinary ...
Gecko Hospitality - Joan Koelbel - 2 days ago
The Jefferson Hotel - Richmond , VA
The Banquet Sous Chef is responsible for the execution of all Banquet Events and will function as liaison between front line kitchen staff and front of house management team. Will all all BEO ...
LinkedIn - Today
iHire - Charlottesville , VA
We are seeking a Sous Chef for The Clifton located in Charlottesville, VA. Original 1799 building boasting history, modern charm and seven newly renovated and luxurious bedrooms and suites in ...
LinkedIn - 7 days ago

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Chef in the United States. The base salary for Chef ranges from $39,998 to $61,301 with the average base salary of $49,126. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $40,393 to $61,534 with the average total cash compensation of $49,292.

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